Assistant Professor – Medicine by Design Junior Chair in Immunobioengineering (1700043)

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The Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (http://www.ibbme.utoronto.ca) in the University of Toronto invites applications for full-time tenure-stream appointment in the research areas of immunobioengineering and immunology related to stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, heart disease, and cell and organ transplantation. Novel approaches to engineer immune responses for regenerative medicine applications are of particular interest. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate capacity for outstanding research, excellence in teaching and experience teaching undergraduate courses in any of the fields noted above. Candidates will be closely associated with Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) (see below) and / or the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) Medicine by Design Program, and considered for appointment in appropriate partner departments at UofT, which may include Immunology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Cell and Systems Biology, and others within the Faculties of Applied Science and Engineering, Medicine, Arts and Science, and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

The ideal candidate will have an emerging reputation with internationally recognized scholarship and a demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by the quality of articles submitted in the application; output of research or a research pipeline that is at high international levels; publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of the highest international stature. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an innovative, independent research program of the highest international calibre. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through positive teaching accomplishments and accolades, strong letters of reference, and a reflective teaching statement. Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is strongly desirable. 

Medicine by Design (http://www.mbd.utoronto.ca) is a newly established program that harnesses the exceptional expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals at the convergence of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and medicine to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Medicine by Design is made possible thanks in part to a $114-million grant from the CFREF. Engineering the immune system to enable cell, tissue and organ transplantation, to enhance regeneration and repair, and/or novel ways of generating and manipulating stem cell derived immune cells, are amongst the priority areas of Medicine by Design. 

Applicants may also be interested in the Assistant Professor, Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering position also listed on the UofT Careers page. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All application documents must be received online by 11:59PM on March 15, 2017.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a C.V. with a list of publications, research statement, teaching statement and cover sheet. Candidates must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed, and scanned) sent directly by referees to Professor Christopher Yip via email at references.ibbme@utoronto.ca. For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.